Lucas Radouch, known professionally as Petale, is a musician, streamer, multimedia artist, and engineer. His work is most influenced by musicians that stretch through multiple genres such as Jean Michel Jarre, Ludwig Göransson, and Harley Edward Streten. He is also inspired by visual artists like Katsushika Hokusai who use alternate mediums to form organic creations.
Lucas comes from a traditional music upbringing and started taking classical piano lessons and performing at the age of six. He was exposed to untraditional electronic music at a young age, inspiring him to start experimenting with synthesizers in middle school. In high school, Lucas was heavily involved in other creative arts such as woodworking, ceramics, and he also performed on keys in various improv shows. While finishing his senior year in high school, he combined his passions for technology, visual arts, and sound to build a unique music visualizer, inspired by Toby & Pete.
Lucas graduated from Ithaca College with a major in economics and a combined minor study of physics and sound. At Ithaca, Lucas studied non-conventional music production methods under Professor Peter Rothbart, where he experimented with alternative sound manipulation and synthesis techniques. On June 1st, 2018, Lucas released his first official collaboration: Where Your Lips Have Been (Petale Remix) with Aaron Rizzo, another graduate of Ithaca College who studied sound recording technology. His senior year, Lucas completed his economics thesis on the study of relationships between new technology and market changes in the music industry. On May 10th, 2019, Lucas released his first single: breathe featuring Hannah Byron. At Ithaca, Lucas also worked on multiple film shorts where he lead on-set sound recording, scoring, foley, and post-production work. After graduation, Lucas dedicated his time to transforming ‘Petale’ into more than just a name. On January 5th, 2020, Lucas broadcasted his first live stream on Twitch. On April 3rd, 2020, Lucas released ‘V’, a 5 song EP featuring both Aaron Rizzo and Hannah Byron.
Now, Lucas is looking to further his experience by collaborating with like-minded musicians and artists in various genres, working out of his home studio in Newton, MA. He strives to make art and music that break conventional barriers to encourage new types of learning, expression, and collaboration.